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6 Mar 2019

Former care minister talks about sister’s suicide

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Exclusive: The former Care Minister Norman Lamb has spoken to Channel 4 News about the death of his sister Catherine Gilbride, who took her own life in August 2015 after becoming severely depressed.

He said she was not helped by spending a long period of time on a mental health ward.

Mr Lamb has now written to the Health and Social Care Secretary, backed by some leading names in mental health, calling for more money and for better prevention and community care.